London Spitfire have risen to the top again after a mid-year slump. Los Angeles Valiant have come up from a tricky early season to be one of the most dangerous teams in the league. How will the match tomorrow night play out?
After a rather disappointing start from the London Spitifre in their first Playoff match, they had to change things up. The Gladiators themselves came in as the clear favorites this times around. And what a great match that was, the Spitfire finally back to playing as a unit, with great plays from each player. Especially Birdring and Profit played out of their minds and had some of the best games in a while. A well-deserved win in the second match, which will be decided in the third and last match.
LA Gladiator’s main tank Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek has spoken out on stream about the rumors behind his benching in today’s quarter-final match against the London Spitfire.
Game 2 of the Overwatch League Quarterfinals began before either team stepped on stage. The rivalry between the London Spitfire and the Los Angeles Gladiators is steeped in history – a history that centers on Gladiators main tank Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek. After trading Fissure to LA after Stage 1, the Spitfire have never won a match against their former teammate. That record was on pace to continue, until the Gladiators released an explosive statement right before the match.
The familiar lights and sounds radiate throughout the Blizzard Arena. The familiar voice of Puckett welcomes us at the desk alongside Bren and Sideshow. Before we know it the players appear in the tunnel and are seated on stage. Finally, after what has felt like an eternity of a month, we are welcomed back to the Overwatch League. That’s right, Overwatch League fans – it’s playoff time.